The first novella in Rainbow’s End is “Topaz Treasure” by me, Valerie Comer.
While I wanted to spend most of May talking about the newly released Rainbow’s End on my blog, it just didn’t seem right to review my own novella, so I asked my friend and co-author Nicole O’Dell to submit a guest review. Here’s Nicole:
How are you at sharing your faith? Was there ever a time in your life when you were nervous about admitting you were a Christian, afraid people would mock you or scorn you? Raised by a boisterous street preacher who shoved his faith at anyone who had the misfortune to stumble by, Lyssa Quinn really struggles with that fear. This is especially true after she took Humanities four years ago in college and watched her evangelical best friend railed on a daily basis for what her professor felt were pedantic beliefs and a societal crutch.
As the Rainbow’s End geocaching hunt approached, Lyssa agrees to be in charge of the marketing and promotion for this church-sponsored event. The logical choice for a local sponsorship would be the electronics store since every hunter will need a GPS device. Logical, that is, until Lyssa hears a familiar voice as she enters the store. Was that Kirk Kennedy, her Humanities professor? It couldn’t be—what was he doing there?
Face to face with her biggest fear—sharing the truth about her faith through her connection with the church—with her biggest nemesis. Should Lyssa believe Kirk’s claims of faith, or should she be on guard, assuming a leopard never changes his spots?
“Topaz Treasure,” Valerie Comer’s delightful debut work, is rich with vibrant characters and a strong, relatable plot. It’s the perfect foundation for the entire book and a great launch to what surely will be a long writing career.
Also you’ll want to follow along at the Romancing America blog as Valerie and the rest of the Rainbow’s End crew shares more throughout the month. You can hear an interview with the whole gang right here on Choose NOW Radio.
Nicole O'Dell says
You’re welcome! 🙂